Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Kevin Unterstein Joins Men's Lacrosse Staff

Kevin Unterstein is joining the men's lacrosse staff after graduating from Hofstra this past spring. He becomes the 14th person to hold the second assistant position behind head coach Bill Tierney and associate head coach David Metzbower since the first of Princeton's six NCAA championships in 1992.

The list includes nine non-Princeton grads and five Princeton grads. Of the non-Princetonians, seven are currently college coaches, including three who are head coaches and a fourth who used to be. Of the five Princetonians on the list, none is currently a college coach.

The non-Princetonians feature Penn head coach Brian Voelker, who was on Tierney's 1992 staff, as well as current Dartmouth coach Bill Wilson, SUNY-Geneseo coach Jim Lyons and former Butler head coach and current Navy assistant Stan Ross.

Unterstein's immediate predecessor is Greg Raymond, who left last month to become the top asssistant at Drexel. Shawn Nadelen, currently the top assistant at Towson, was the first of the group to stay for more than one year, as he was at Princeton from 2002-04.

Matt Striebel ’01 was an assistant coach at Princeton for the 2005 season. It was during that time that Metzbower had shoulder surgery, which prohibited him from warming up the goalies during practice and before games. As a result, that responsibility fell to Striebel, and both he and Tierney credit that experience with helping him become a much better shooter in Major League Lacrosse.

In other men's lacrosse news, Inside Lacrosse ranked nine of Princeton's 12 incoming freshman among the Top 100 recruits in Division I.

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